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Twitter Just Made It Easier To Obsessively Tweak Your Profile
Google+ Sign-In Sounds Simple For Users, But Lacks The Personal Info And Distribution Devs Need

Privacy is still important to consumers with 89% not willing to give up personal info for free ent. http://tiny.cc/63cy5 /via @Edelman_Trust

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Privacy is still important to consumers with 89% not willing to give up personal info for free ent. http://tiny.cc/63cy5 /via @Edelman_Trust

Apple denies giving iOS device identifier list to FBI

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Apple denies giving a list of iOS unique device identifiers (UDIDs) to the FBI, according to a statement issued on Wednesday. The statement follows previous claims from an Anonymous-offshoot group named AntiSec that a list of 12 million UDIDs were found on an FBI agent's laptop, though the FBI itself...
Apple denies giving iOS device identifier list to FBI
Why your social media profile might be your next credit score

Anonymous invites CIA, others to its weekend party

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Following its FBI shenanigans of last week, the loose-knit hacking collective claims to have taken down the CIA's Web site, along with the sites of the Mexican Senate and Interior Ministry. It also says it hacked into police and government sites in Alabama and pilfered personal info on 46,000 Alabamians....
Anonymous invites CIA, others to its weekend party

Sony patent filing for glasses would share data face to face, carry more than a hint of Project Glass

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Google might not realize it, but Project Glass isn't alone in the patent race these days. Sony has quietly applied for a patent on a familiar-looking smart glasses system whose advantage over Mountain View would be an emphasis on things in twos. Eyepieces are the most obvious, but Sony...
Sony patent filing for glasses would share data face to face, carry more than a hint of Project Glass

Twitter's Lead Generation Card gives brands your info with just the click of a button

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Twitter Cards are meant to enhance a user's -- er, advertiser's -- tweets with relevant links and photo previews. Three such cards currently exist, but today the social network introduced a new one: the Lead Generation Card (marketing speak, much?), which essentially lets users accept discounts and provide the...
Twitter's Lead Generation Card gives brands your info with just the click of a button

Path’s mistake shows a problem with Apple, Facebook…and us

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There’s a lot of press attention being paid today (by TNW as well) to Path. The life-journaling app has found itself in a tough position after it was found that it is accessing Address Book data and uploading it to its own servers without gaining express permission from users to...
Path’s mistake shows a problem with Apple, Facebook…and us

Dutch Parliament Member Fined For Hacking; He Says He Was Just Exposing Security Flaw

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A few folks sent over this story of Dutch Member of Parliament (MP) Henk Krol being fined about $1,000 for "hacking." He claims that he was just exposing poor security on the part of a Dutch medical laboratory called "Diagnostics for You," which he felt was especially important since there...
Dutch Parliament Member Fined For Hacking; He Says He Was Just Exposing Security Flaw

Latest Facebook Gift Card Scam Nabs 37,000 Victims In One Day

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When you see a free gift card offer on Facebook, just stay away. Last Friday a fake IKEA gift card scam attracted over 37,000 eager Facebook users, and it's at least the third one to successfully go viral on the site since late March. The offer will ask you...
Latest Facebook Gift Card Scam Nabs 37,000 Victims In One Day

Why we should all worry about being tracked online | James Ball

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'Riot' software developed to monitor people on social networks is as sinister as it sounds. We need legal safeguards, and fastSeparating paranoia from healthy caution in the 21st century is only getting harder, as it gets easier and easier for governments and corporations to track our online behaviour. The latest...
Why we should all worry about being tracked online | James Ball
Verizon shows there’s a right way to track phones: with permission

Personal info for 300K exposed in FLA college hack; already 50 identity theft cases

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Personal information for as many as 300,000 people at Northwest Florida State College has been exposed by a data breach that lasted for at least four months. Victims run the gamut of people on campus, including students, prospective students, and current and retired employees. The breach has already lead to at least...
Personal info for 300K exposed in FLA college hack; already 50 identity theft cases

Spying with Malware

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Spying with Malware is a post from Chris PirilloThe numbers are staggering. Google suspects that Vietnamese Internet users have been attacked, in terms of “tens of thousands.” The focus is on the Vietnamese users today, but it could shift easily to attack other regions. That there are so many Internet...
Spying with Malware
Predditors, the Controversial Blog Publishing Personal Info About Redditors Behind Creepshots, is Back up and Running

New App Plugs Data Leaks

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Anyone concerned about protecting personal data has to feel like their firewall is more of a pasta strainer right about now. You even leak data when you download apps. Here's an app desiged to help you understand what you're giving up when you download. Every time you download an app,...
New App Plugs Data Leaks
Ex-Google employees embark on mission to stop Google from tracking users

Hands-On With Samsung's ATIV S: A Windows Phone 8 Whopper That's Got Galaxy SIII-Style

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      The Samsung ATIV S is a whopper of a Windows Phone. Indeed it looks like Samsung has repurposed the Samsung GSIII’s generous form to accomodate Microsoft’s latest WP8 OS. The phone is very thin and light which certainly helps keep the heft down, and felt polished rather than...
Hands-On With Samsung's ATIV S: A Windows Phone 8 Whopper That's Got Galaxy SIII-Style

People will give up their personal info if you give them a good reason

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We face a constant barrage of requests for our personal information everyday, and more often than not our first concern is who has access to that information and how will it be used. At GigaOM’s Structure:Data conference on Wednesday, a panel of experts from the worlds of biology, location analytics...
People will give up their personal info if you give them a good reason

IBM Sends 200 Execs To Capitol Hill To Demand The Right To Send Your Private Info To The NSA

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We've talked about various tech companies supporting CISPA, which is really shameful and short-sighted. Yes, it protects them from liability if they trample all over your privacy and provide your private info to the government -- which is why they support it. But if they were truly customer focused companies,...
IBM Sends 200 Execs To Capitol Hill To Demand The Right To Send Your Private Info To The NSA
Trade A Bit Of Facebook Privacy For Free Samsung TecTiles, Flip Covers

Reddit Starts Accepting Bitcoin for Reddit Gold Purchases Thanks To Partnership With Coinbase

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Bitcoin is an interesting space right now, it’s the “underground” digital money system that’s fueling some interesting growth and disruption in online payments. Coinbase is a “bitcoin wallet and platform” that lets merchants and consumers make transactions easily using bitcoin. The company scored a huge partnership today, as Reddit has...
Reddit Starts Accepting Bitcoin for Reddit Gold Purchases Thanks To Partnership With Coinbase

Google: Android Won't Share Personal Info With Apps Unless You Let It

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In response to the uproar over how mobile iOS applications have had access to address-book data without having to inform the user, Google (NSDQ: GOOG) was all too happy to confirm Wednesday that its development model for Android applications makes it impossible to share personal data with an app...
Google: Android Won't Share Personal Info With Apps Unless You Let It
Anonymous reveals personal info for 4K bank execs in name of computer crime reform

Facebook Finally Calls Meeting on Privacy Strategy

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Facebook has finally decided to directly address the privacy concerns of the media, it’s users, and it’s ex-users. The meeting is scheduled for 4pm today, May 13th. While Facebook has attempted to downplay the outrage from users, as it has done with previous changes in the past, this latest situation...
Facebook Finally Calls Meeting on Privacy Strategy

Porn kingpins sue Verizon for not coughing up personal info on alleged pirates

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There’s just no satisfying some pornographic film companies. TorrentFreak reports that three porn producers are suing Verizon (VZ) for allegedly coddling alleged porn pirates by refusing to disclose identifying information on some of its customers. In refusing to hand over such information, Verizon is defying court-ordered subpoenas granted to the copyright holders,...
Porn kingpins sue Verizon for not coughing up personal info on alleged pirates

Washington to become first US state to enroll voters through Facebook

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Washington state has commissioned a Facebook app to provide another avenue for its residents to register to vote. Officials will soon post the software, developed by local company Microsoft, on the Secretary of State's page and allow users to like it in order to spread the word. Once it's...
Washington to become first US state to enroll voters through Facebook

Reddit Bans Creepshots and Creepsquad, the Subreddits That Fueled Its 'War' With Gawker

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(Photo: Reddit) For the last few hours, the controversial subreddit Creepshots–which is at the center of an “inter-website war” over photos users published of non-consenting women–has been inaccessible. The message “This subreddit has been banned” is affixed front and center. The banned page notes that the subreddit may have been...
Reddit Bans Creepshots and Creepsquad, the Subreddits That Fueled Its 'War' With Gawker

Reddit finally bans suggestive content featuring minors

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Reddit, which was at the forefront of the fight against SOPA, with co-founder Alexis Ohanian speaking about its stance in New York last month, has had to enforce a few restrictions of its own on the community site. As Venture Beat points out, the change in policy was announced yesterday,...
Reddit finally bans suggestive content featuring minors
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